The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Beer and vegemite

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This collection set contains a range of objects linked to brewing and yeast in the collection and the podcast on beer and vegemite. Beer reflects the changing fortunes of women in Australia: in 1797, an ex-convict woman was allowed to open a pub, yet in the 1960s, feminists had to fight to allow women in public bars. Beer and politics are inseparable – like beer and hangovers. Prime Minister Bob Hawke set an ale-drinking world record in 1954 and has a craft beer named after him, while Resch’s …